Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio, “Regarding Sasha Banks, she was a WWE guest at the show last night in Mexico City and was hanging around with Bayley. AAA wrestler Mamba took both to a restaurant and bar. One would think that means relations between the WWE and Banks aren’t negative right now.”
Perhaps Banks will return for the Royal Rumble? WWE Royal Rumble match is one of the exciting matches in the company that sees some major surprises and returns. The match usually has 30 participants in total but WWE had introduced the 40-man Royal Rumble match in 2011. With Triple H being the Chief Content Officer and shuffling things up, he could bring that back for next year’s match.
Triple H might bring back 40-man Royal Rumble match
Though there are no confirmed reports surrounding the matter, Xero News reported that:
“There is some talks within WWE that the company may look at doing a 40 Man and 40 Women Rumble. This is a very early pitch but one that has picked up a lot of steam backstage in the past week or 2. This however is not confirmed yet.”
1 small report for now
There is some talks within WWE that the company may look at doing a 40 Man and 40 Women Rumble.
This is a very early pitch but one that has picked up a lot of steam backstage in the past week or 2.
This however is not confirmed yet.
— Xero News (@NewsXero) October 27, 2022
Recently, former WWE personality and on-screen manager Ricardo Rodriguez has opened up about Alberto Del Rio’s historic Royal Rumble win in 2011. Over a decade ago, Del Rio won the 40-Man Royal Rumble Match by finally eliminating Santino Marella.
On Sportskeeda Wrestling’s latest edition of UnSKripted, Rodriguez explained when he found out that the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion was going to win the Royal Rumble:
“So the winning of it, we slightly kind of knew ahead of time. But we also were aware that things could also change. So whenever they tell us things we just kind of take it for the grain of salt and then, when we found out, well it’s all about Alberto, Alberto told me. When he told me, he was like, ‘Hey, stay close to Gorilla’. Because he had mentioned it but then, when it’s actually the day of… when he goes out, I think it was Malenko, he pulls me. He was like, ‘Hey, need you by Gorilla’. So I figured out what was happening, especially when we saw who the last two were. So that was awesome,” said Rodriguez.